Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

A program to reduce rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and existing health disparities. and to put youth on the path to a successful future.



High Risk Family Case Management

High Risk Family Case Management

Focuses on DCFS Wards Under Six, Pregnant DCFS Wards, and High Risk Infants Under Age of Two

This program provides guidance and support to foster parents to ensure children have appropriate medical care; including well child visits, specialty medical visits, dental check-ups, vision and hearing screens, and immunizations.

We ensure that a child has a PCP and foster parents are referred to providers as needed.

We also report to the DCFS caseworker the child's medical history/status/concerns every six months.

Pregnant DCFS wards are provided prenatal education, support, and guidance throughout the pregnancy. We help locate an OB provider as needed, and do home visits on the young ladies.

High Risk Infants are referred to us by the Illinois Department of Public Health when they are discharged from the hospital. Parents are provided with support, education, and guidance. Developmental screenings are done at specific intervals, and early intervention programs are contacted as needed.
Better Birth Outcomes (BBO)

Better Birth Outcomes (BBO)

Promotes Health Pregnancies and Healthy Babies

Designed to help pregnant women with a variety of different factors that place their pregnancy at risk for complications.
All Kids Family Care

All Kids Family Care

All Kids is a free or low cost health care program for children under 19 years of age, pregnant women and their babies. If a child already has insurance, All Kids may help pay for the child's insurance premium. For more information, visit our All Kids section. 
AOK Network (All Our Kids)

AOK Network (All Our Kids)

The AOK Network is a community-based collaboration that is committed to developing a high-quality, well-coordinated, easily-accessible system of care that will promote positive growth and development for children aged 0-5 and their families. 


APORS (Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting)

APORS (Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting)

This is a high-risk follow-up program for the high-risk mother and high-risk infant. The purpose of the maternal follow-up is to do home visits to high-risk pregnant 
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Will County Health Department has a comprehensive community intervention program available to prevent childhood lead poisoning. 

Epidemiology and Communicable Disease

Epidemiology and Communicable Disease

Epidemiology can be considered the fundamental building block of public health since it is the study of the patterns, causes and effects of disease conditions in specific populations. This is accomplished through the operation of public health surveillance, field investigations, health assessments and epidemiological studies. 
Family Case Management

Family Case Management

Family Case Management (FCM) is a comprehensive program that assures easier access to medical care and provides support for pregnant women, mothers and infants.
HealthWorks

HealthWorks

Will County Health Department is the Lead Agency for Will and Grundy counties for HealthWorks of Illinois. HealthWorks of Illinois is a comprehensive health care program for children under age 21 who are in the custody of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
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Health Department Employees Have Room to Grow

Health Department Employees Have Room to Grow

New Organic to Grow Vegetables, Promote Wellness

Will County Health Department employees with a green thumb can soon till the soil at work.  At least 35 employees have signed up for an innovative program spearheaded by the agency’s employee wellness committee and the University of Illinois Extension.
Add Vaccines to Your Back-To-School Checklist

Add Vaccines to Your Back-To-School Checklist

August is National Immunizations Awareness Month

The Will County Health Department is reminding parents to include immunizations on their child's back-to-school checklist.  Immunizations are equally important for college students.
BEING ALERT FOR CHILD ABUSE SITUATIONS REQUIRES VILLAGE EFFORT

BEING ALERT FOR CHILD ABUSE SITUATIONS REQUIRES VILLAGE EFFORT

Child Abuse a More Complicated Issue; More Eyes Needed

Awareness for emotional abuse needed as well as for physical abuse.
BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY HAS SPECIAL MEANING AT WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY HAS SPECIAL MEANING AT WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

A Day of Education for Sons and Daughters of Health Department Workers

For over ten years running, the Health Department has been able to use this special day as a day of fun learning for the children of employees that participate.
DIABETES ALERT DAY: IT'S MORE THAN JUST TAKING YOUR MEDICINE

DIABETES ALERT DAY: IT'S MORE THAN JUST TAKING YOUR MEDICINE

The Factor of Lifestyle is Just as Important to a Healthy Diabetic Life

Folks receiving diabetic screenings at the Will County Health Department Community Health Center were told about prevention, diet, and lifestyle changes.
NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH IS A LIFELONG JOURNEY, STARTING AT INFANCY

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH IS A LIFELONG JOURNEY, STARTING AT INFANCY

Breastfeeding is the Best Possible Start for a Child

In the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Special Supplemental Nutrition Program), nutrition begins first and foremost during a future mom’s pregnancy.
HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES GET HELP THROUGH "BETTER BIRTH OUTCOMES"

HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES GET HELP THROUGH "BETTER BIRTH OUTCOMES"

Risk Factors Could Include Age, Weight, Illness, Domestic Situation, Others

The first step is for these expectant mothers to know that the Better Birth Outcomes program is available to them.
AVOIDING LEAD POISONING IN CHILDREN BEGINS WITH CAUTION

AVOIDING LEAD POISONING IN CHILDREN BEGINS WITH CAUTION

Everything from Paint in Your House; to What They Put in Their Mouths

A full 50 years after the research of Clair Cameron Patterson on the dangers of lead took off in the 60s, there are still many dangers out there.

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAIN MARKS "NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY" IN A TASTY WAY

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAIN MARKS "NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY" IN A TASTY WAY

Department's Wellness Committee Making Donation to American Heart Association; Serving Special Oatmeal Breakfast

Joliet- The Will County Health Department Wellness Committee will once again be encouraging everyone to wear red, think healthy hearts, and eat healthy food with their National Wear Red Day Oatmeal Bar.

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TRAVEL VACCINATIONS: THE WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS A TOP SOURCE OF INFORMATION

TRAVEL VACCINATIONS: THE WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS A TOP SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Be Fully Prepared Before Going Out of the Country or Overseas

Joliet- Are you still looking to escape the winter?  If that’s on your agenda, checking into travel vaccinations should be on your agenda as well.


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